The sun is the centre of our solar-system and the life-giving force for each and every living being on this planet. It provides us with light and warmth, without which nothing could live or grow. All cultures throughout time have worshipped the Sun as the most important male deity and life-giving force of our universe.
Astrologically, the Sun represents the self or individuality. It is seen as the divine spark within - the vitality and life force, the source of power and creativity. The sun denotes an individual's sense of self-worth and confidence. It represents higher consciousness, cosmic awareness, and the ability to recognise higher truth, which is a way of 'seeing' with the heart (In my heart I know this to be true). The sun's seat in the body is the solar plexus and the heart.
Sun ~ Purification, self-realisation, creativity, confidence, communication with higher self.
Sun, Father-God, life-force, individuality, the conscious self, self-worth, dignity, self-confidence, strength, personal power and authority, charisma, generosity, will-power, ambition, consciousness, creativity, pride.
Deities ~ Helios, Apollo, Bel, Christ
Quality ~ Hot, dry, sanguine, fruitful, vital, fiery
Colour ~ Gold, yellow
Metal ~ Gold
Day ~ Sunday
Star Sign ~ Leo
Part Of The Body ~ Heart, Blood, Solar Plexus, right eye
Challenge ~ Be yourself; conscious self-awareness
Drive ~ Individuation
Negative Expression ~ Arrogance, self-glorification, egotism
Planetary Candles reflect the colours appropriate to each sign or planet. They can be used to attune to the Astrological ambiance of the month or Planetary energy of the day of the week and thus provide a focus for meditation or ritual invocation.